Outdoor dining permits
Applications for temporary extended outdoor dining permits now closed.
- Businesses can apply to use (one of, or a combination of) extra footpath, parking or street space for outdoor dining, takeaway and retail.
- The Outdoor Dining permit helps create extra space to allow social distancing.
- Extended footpath trading - You can apply to extend footpath trading in front of your neighbour’s shop with their written consent (this must be provided with your application). A clear travel path at least 1.8m wide for pedestrians plus 0.7m wide along the kerb for car doors must be maintained.
- Parklets and temporary street closures - If you don’t have enough space on the footpath, you can apply to use a parking space in front of your business (a ‘parklet’) or join with other businesses to apply to request a temporarily closed lane or street. Parklets repurpose parking spaces outside shopfronts into additional outdoor dining space. They use seating and planting to create an inviting social space to sit and dine, while allowing for increased social distancing.
- Other public space - If your street is not appropriate for a parklet, or there is a useful piece of Shire land nearby, we will consider permits on a case by case basis.
Updated guidelines for 2021-2022
Please download and read the Outdoor Dining Guidelines 2021-2022(PDF, 1MB) to assist with your application.
What happens next?
We will contact you if we need further information for your permit application or to discuss the site, layout, or design of your footpath or parklet and any requirements around installation of a structure.
You must not use a parklet until your permit is approved and traffic bollards or barriers and screens are in place. Council contractors will install the necessary barriers depending on your site.
We may ask you to take a picture of your space and email it to us.